The region in which Naples is located, Campania, is one of the most loved of the whole nation. It is not a casualty that there are many writings of great authors who have celebrated this fascinating land, as Stendhal and Goethe. Here 5 places to visit in Campania.
- 1. Vesuvius
Vesuvius is the volcano that dominates the Neapolitan landscape. Around the volcano there is a huge natural area where you can see protected species of animals and where it is possible to join excursions of all kinds, also suitable for the whole family. If you want to know more about which excursions you can join near Naples, click here.
- Royal Palace of Caserta
The Royal Palace of Caserta is one of the biggest attractions of the region and it is the largest royal palace in the world. Designed by Vanvitelli, it is one of the most majestic examples of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture. Plus, it comprehends a large garden with the aqueduct and the complex of San Leucio.
- Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi coast is one of the wonders of the Campania region known all over the world. The small villages on the coast can be reached by hydrofoils, ferries or, some of them, by bus. Each one is different from the others and offers its views and monuments of remarkable historical and architectural interest, such as the cathedral of Amalfi.
- Villa of the Mysteries
Villa of the Mysteries (in Italian “Villa deiMisteri”) is a Roman villa not far from the ancient city walls of Pompeii. The villa is famous for its frescoes representing mystery rites – in fact, the villa owes its name to it. Besides being one of the most historical sites most important of the region, the villa is on a small hill from which you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples.
Besides Pompeii, the region offers also other very important archaeological sites such as Paestum. It is an ancient city of Magna Graecia in which it is possible to see finds from the most ancient eras and architectures, such as the three Doric temples, which have survived to us in excellent condition.